A video posted by state-run PTV-4 showed Duterte standing beside Arroyo and former President Fidel Ramos prior to the meeting. The incumbent Pampanga representative shook Ramos’ hand after seeing the President do the same.
When Aquino arrived, he shook hands with Duterte and Ramos but snubbed Arroyo altogether.
The lady politiko put on a curt smile while watching her successor pass her by at the meeting.
It was during Aquino’s term as President that Arroyo was charged and detained for plunder over the alleged misuse of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s P366-million intelligence fund.
The lawmaker regained her freedom only recently after the Supreme Court junked the case against her.
There had also been various instances during Aquino’s term that he took potshots at his predecessor for the woes affecting the country.
Watch the video below
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